Author Topic: Giga Designs G4 upgrade firmware  (Read 492 times)

Offline nanopico

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 592
Giga Designs G4 upgrade firmware
« on: February 09, 2017, 01:53:08 PM »
Hoping someone has this, but I need the firmware patch for a Giga Designs G4 upgrade card.
It is working in one machine, but I need to move it to a different machine.  Of course if I do that the computer doesn't boot. No chime or anything.  This is expected, I know.
But I do not have the firmware patch to apply to even have a boot.
If anyone has that, it would be awesome. 
Or if firmware from another cpu upgrade will work.

Funny thing the machine with the upgraded firmware has a really messed up open firmware.
The commands to reset the nvram are missing.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, or break it so you can fix it!

Online MacOS Plus

  • Gold Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 289
  • The 9serve Lives!
Re: Giga Designs G4 upgrade firmware
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 02:56:08 PM »
  I'm fairly certain I still have the software.  My Quicksilver has the Giga Designs dual 1.8 GHz in it and I was the one who installed it years ago.  I'll take a look when I get home from work tonight.

Update:

  I've uploaded a zip file from the Quicksilver 10.5 machine which contains the updater app and a couple other useful things I had saved with it.  I'm sure you're aware the software only runs in OS X.  I'm PM'ing you a download link to my Google Drive, as Drop Box doesn't seem to be responding right now.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 08:09:23 PM by MacOS Plus »

Offline Fofitito

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • new to the forums
Re: Giga Designs G4 upgrade firmware
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 10:10:40 AM »
A friend give me that Giga Designs G4 upgrade card but without any software.
Giga Designs is down, and i can not find the software.
Can you send me the firmware patch, please.
My old PowerMac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) will be happy.
Thanks

Offline Gambit

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • New Member
Re: Giga Designs G4 upgrade firmware
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 04:05:41 PM »
 I have a Dual 500 G4 with  OS 9.2.1. I recently purchased a Giga Designs 1.3Ghz G Celerator. Apparently this upgrade needs software to work under my OS. Headgap sent me some patches that would only open in OSX. Help?